First of all, happy second Sunday of Advent! Did the first week fly by or what?
I said that today we would cover the quilt assembly for Baby!N’s quilt, but that was a lie, because apparently I have no pictures of that. I actually made this quilt months ago, by the way. I know Baby!N was due in the fall and I also knew that I would be moving, so I put together the whole quilt top in June. I don’t even remember when I did the quilt assembly – maybe July 4th weekend? Definitely on my parents’ ping-pong table. Normally I’m good about taking pictures, but in this case I failed.
Since I don’t have quilt assembly pictures, I’ll talk about the machine quilting instead.
I can tell you that I wanted a rainbow kind of backing fabric. I had rainbow striped wrapping paper – with wide stripes – and I thought that it would make a cute quilt back, so that’s what I wanted. As luck would have it, at my quilt guild they bring in vendors and at one of the spring meetings the vendor had fabric just like that. So that’s what I bought.
I machine quilted the center of the star. I made a geometric design, using a ruler and silver pencil to mark out the lines. You can see the lines in the picture below.
Here are some close ups of the design:
I used purple thread for the quilting. Here’s the center:
Here’s a shot of the full design:
How cool does that look? I love how it came out.
More close ups:
I’m so happy with the way the quilting came out. With a design like this, there’s a risk that it could end up overdesigned, and I do sometimes fall into that trap, but I think in this case I hit the perfect balance.
Tomorrow: the hand quilting.